November 16, 2020
Good evening Seacrest Residents and Family Members,
I want to inform you that tonight we received notification that an employee who works in our Assisted Living community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We have begun contact tracing as well as additional testing of any residents and employees who may have come in contact with this employee.
As stated many times, we are currently following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please know that we have followed, and will continue to do so, all guidance set forth for privacy, patient care, employee safety, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as provided by the California Department of Health (DOH) and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We remain in constant contact with DOH and CMS. As you know, Seacrest has its own stringent protocols, and we are adamant about being risk averse when it comes to our residents and staff. This test result reminds us that we are not in any way free of the need to continue our strict practices.
We remind and encourage family members to communicate regularly through email, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and traditional phone calls.
You will hear more from us as information becomes available. Please trust that we are doing our best and we appreciate your ongoing support.
President and CEO
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair